Classixx performing in 2013
|Origin||Los Angeles, United States|
|Genres||Electronic, nu-disco, House, Deep House|
|Labels||Kitsuné Records, Innovative Leisure|
|Associated acts||LCD Soundsystem, Active Child, Julio Bashmore|
Tyler Blake and Michael David, childhood friends, started a DJ duo in the suburbs of Los Angeles. The name Classixx came from their liking of classic compilations of different music. The DJ duo is influenced by a plethora of music, ranging from old school R&B to Paul Simon to Kraftwerk.
David spent the first half of the 2000s releasing his own music and touring in a band as a guitar player while Blake attended the Berklee School of Music. In 2005, David left his previous band and Blake dropped out of music school. Soon after, Classixx was formed. In their early twenties, Classixx were part of the new wave of the Los Angeles electronic music. A change from the banger-driven electro that had been dominating dance floors, their sound was a smooth blend of disco, new wave, funk, house, and indie rock. Recent remixes for groundbreaking and diverse artists include Phoenix, Mayer Hawthorne, Holy Ghost, Ladyhawke, Fischerspooner, Groove Armada, Yacht, Beni, Drop the Lime and Major Lazer. According to Chicagoist, Classixx "became staples in DJ sets all over the world".
Classixx's first album, Hanging Gardens, was released on May 14, 2013 via Innovative Leisure.
- Hanging Gardens (Innovative Leisure · 2013)
- "Cold Act Ill" (In Stereo · 2008)
- "I'll Get You (feat. Jeppe)" (Kitsune Records · 2009)
- "Into the Valley" featuring Karl Dixon (Green Label Sound · 2011)
- "Holding On" (Innovative Leisure · 2013)
- "All You're Waiting For" featuring Nancy Whang (Innovative Leisure · 2013)
- "Santa Domino" (Innovative Leisure · 2013)
- "A Stranger Love" (Innovative Leisure · 2014)
- Mayer Hawthorne - "No Strings" (Produced by Classixx) (Stones Throw Records · 2010)
- Phoenix - Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
- Fischerspooner - We Are Electric (Classixx Remix)
- Holy Ghost! - I Will Come Back (CLASSIX ACAPULCO NIGHTS VERSION)
- Ladyhawke - Magic (Classixx Version)
- Shwayze - Buzzin' (Classixx Remixx)
- Major Lazer - Cash Flow (Classixx Glass-Bottom Dub)
- Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)
- Yacht - Psychic City (Classixx Version)
- The Ting Tings - Shut Up and Let Me Go (Classixx Remix)
- Beni - My Love Sees You (Classixx Remix)
- Drop the Lime - Devil's Eyes (CLASSIXX B-LIVE MIX)
- Shiny Toy Guns - Starts With One (Classixx Remix) 
- Active Child - When Your Love is Safe (Classixx Remix)
- Guns 'n' Bombs - Riddle of Steel (Classixx Remix)
- Cosmic Kids - Reginald's Groove (Classixx Remix)
- Gossip - Move in the Right Direction (Classixx Remix)
- Nite Jewel - Am I Real? (Classixx TPS-L2 Remix)
- Groove Armada - Paper Romance (Classixx Version)
- Munk & Peaches - You Can't Run From My Love (Classixx Remix)
- Passion Pit - Take a Walk (Classixx Remix)
- Lana Del Rey - Blue Velvet (Classixx Remix)
- Madonna - Fortunate Star (Classixx Remix)
- Fingerpaint - Lunar (Classixx Remix)
- Hanni El Khatib - Penny (Classixx Remix)
- The Preatures - Is This How You Feel? (Classixx Remix)
- Quadron - Hey Love (Classixx Remix)
- Panama - Always (Classixx Remix)
- Rüfüs du Sol - Sundream (Classixx Remix)
- SCANNeRS - Bombs (Young Americans Remix)
- Hellogoodbye - Here (In Your Arms) (Young Americans Remix)
- Le Castle Vania - Trouble in Daylight (Young Americans Remix)
- Hood, John (March 18, 2010). "Classixx is L.A.'s new dynamite duo", Miami New Times. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
- Costello, Jesse (March 16, 2010). "Classixx interview: SXSW 2010", Spinner. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
- Killahbeez Interviews December 26, 2009.
- Fancy Sounds Interview February 2008.
- Foos, Zachary (2008-12-02). "Fancy Sounds: Interview With Tyler From Classixx". Fancysounds.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- "WMC 2010 – Classixx KarmaloopTV Interview | Funky House Music | FHMDC". Funky House Music. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- Jul 30 / Vari (2009-11-26). "Oh Yeah Classixx!!". THE NUMBER 20. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- Giambalvo, Carole (August 7, 2009). "SoundCheck: Hippiefest II, Tides of Man, Classixx, Emery, Candy Bars", St. Petersburg Times, p. 39.
- Killabeez Interviews.
- Killabeez Interviews
- "Classixx Remix Phoenix". Stereogum. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- Benson, Denise (March 10, 2010). "Denise Benson's best bets", Eye Weekly. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
- Mudhar, Raju (February 11, 2010). "Concert sampler", Toronto Star, p. E2.
- Guidry, Jake (January 8, 2010). "CLASSIXX To Get Sensual At Smart Bar This Saturday", Chicagoist. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
- Hogan, Marc (June 12, 2009). "Album review: Various Artists: Kitsuné Maison 7: The Lucky One", Pitchfork.com. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
- (May 24, 2009). "Underrated / Overrated", Los Angeles Times, p. D3.
- Saver, Cooper (February 11, 2013). "Classixx Announce Debut Album “Hanging Gardens”", MagneticMag.com. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
- May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14). "Kitsune and The Cobrasnake present Classixx feat. Jeppe – I'll Get You". Hypebeast. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- "Free download: Mayer Hawthorne "Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)" | Stones Throw Records". Stonesthrow.com. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- A Hector Mendoza Jr. Production.
- Official website
- Classixx on Myspace
- The Cobra Snake
- Kitsune Records
- Classixx Music at Last.fm
- "Classixx Talk New Albums, Scary Bus Trips and Holy Ghost!". Pedestrian Group. February 2, 2010.